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5 ways to support the pulp, paper, and packaging industries in the New Year
If you are an Ahead of the Curve reader (and judging from the fact that you’re reading this now, it seems that you ARE) you probably work within the pulp, paper, or packaging industry. Your professional life is dedicated to making or selling pulp, paper, printed materials or packaging (or supporting those who do), and every day on the job you’re working toward a secure and sustainable future for your company and your industry. You believe in the important contributions that paper and packaging have made to human culture, health, safety, and quality of life around the world.
In other words, you’re already doing a great job supporting the pulp, paper, and packaging industry – and for that, those who bring you Ahead of the Curve thank you! To support YOUR efforts—and to provide some end-of-the-year fun—we’d like to offer 5 more ways to “walk the talk” and actively support our industries.
5. Make these New Years’ paper crafts
4. Keep a journal
3. Continue reading/subscribing to print publications
2. Help support a positive perception of forest products
1. Encourage a young person to consider a career in pulp, paper, or packaging
See this article in the Sep/Oct 2016 issue of Paper360° to learn more about a few of the many “paper schools” in North America and around the world with programs that prepare young engineers for rewarding careers in the pulp, paper, and packaging industries. You can support student scholarship funds through these schools, or through TAPPI, with personal or corporate donations. Many local school districts welcome corporate support for STEM programs, Manufacturing Day events, field trip tours, and Career Day participation. Put support for these programs at the top of the 2017 Resolutions list for your company, your mill, or your business group. There may be no more important way to ensure a bright future for our industries.
This will be our final Ahead of the Curve newsletter for 2016, but we will be back in January with a sneak peek at the 2017 Industry Forecast. As we prepare for 2017, the editors of Ahead of the Curve would love to hear reader ideas for topics—email [email protected] with your suggestions and comments.
In the meantime, feel free to share or forward these ideas, and best wishes for a prosperous New Year from everyone at Ahead of the Curve.
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